We’re delighted to be hosting Melbourne-based groovesters Bananagun, off the back of their incredible debut LP The True Story Of Bananagun (Full Time Hobby), which mixes exotica, Afrobeat and proto-garage notes seamlessly.
There’s a deeply percussive element to the band’s psychedelic ode to mother nature, touching upon Fela Kuti-esque repetitions, Os Muntates and The Monks songwriting, exotica, jazz and 1960s pop-rock. Much like a lot of the influences it filters into its own unique spin on it all, it’s intended as “music for the people” – a unifying groove that spans genres. Even the seemingly innocuous band name has an underlying message of connectivity that matches the universality of the music. “It’s like non-violent combat! Or the guy who does a stick up but it’s just a banana, not a gun, and he tells the authorities not to take themselves too seriously.” This extends to the underlying message of their debut album The True Story Of Bananagun, released in June.
Future Yard presents
19th May 2021
75 Argyle Street